Thursday Thoughts

By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved – and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses – you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.

Jack Canfield

Prosciutto Wrapped Blue Cheese Pistachio Meatballs

Several weeks ago my sister was talking about a dinner her and her boyfriend were having, which included prosciutto wrapped burgers. I thought, well damn, that sounds good! It had been on my mind ever since and I happened to have prosciutto, so I picked up some grassfed beef and decided to give it a whirl. Per usual I thought, hmmm, what else can I add? The result was fabulous.

Prosciutto Wrapped Blue Cheese Pistachio Meatballs

  • 1 lb grassfed ground beef
  • 1 pkg prosciutto
  • Fresh chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup (roughly) blue cheese crumbles
  • Diced red onion (to your liking)
  • 1/4 Pistachios
  • 1/8 cup coconut aminos
  • Kosher salt/pepp (sprinkle in the mixture and on top of meatballs)

Put all ingredients except for prosciutto into a bowl and mix well with a granny fork (if you don’t have one, get one!). Form medium sized meatballs, and wrap each in prosciutto, placing each wrapped meatball in a glass pyrex baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on top. Bake at 350 degrees until done to your liking/temperature. The prosciutto crisps perfectly :-) Very easily made and a nice change-up from your typical dinner meat!

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Spinach Mushroom Crustless Quiche

I’ve been working on rotating my breakfasts weekly, to foods that are quick, convenient, but full of nutrients. This past Sunday I made a crustless quiche, cut it into pie slices, and have breakfast ready to grab each morning! The options are endless with this idea.

Spinach Mushroom Crustless Quiche

  • 12 eggs
  • About 3-4 cups spinach
  • 1/2 package crimini mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely diced
  • Salt/pepper
  • Garlic salt

Mix everything together and pour into a buttered pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees until firm in the middle. Slice and enjoy each morning for breakfast!IMG_7707[1] IMG_7711[1] IMG_7712[1]

Gratitude

So often lost in the daily drums of life, but I’m learning to be more grateful. Occasionally I will sit for just 5-10 minutes and write a gratitude list. It can be eye-opening, and is so very simple. A great way to start, or end a day as it completely changes perspective.

Today, I am so grateful and humbled by the amazing family I have.

My husband and I celebrate 60 days into this deployment we’re in, and he remembered this and sent me the most gorgeous bouquet of gerbera daisies I have ever seen, with the most beautifully written card.IMG_7609[1]

In addition to that, and to add an extra layer of safety with type 1 diabetes while he is deployed, I went live with the new FDA approved Dexcom Share system, and my sister (in Iowa!), willingly signed on to receive my blood sugars live, from the cloud right on her iPhone.Settings

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These are the things that matter <3